this would be terrible
without HT. Sure it would be a cool chip for extreme overclockers to see just how high they could push 32nm considering far fewer transistors, but HT really makes far more difference for dualcore than quad because of how many situations modern computing can take advantage of more than 2 thread.
So for practical purposes it just doesn't make sense to spend more on this over a regular i3 2xxx or spending a little bit more and getting 4 real cores with an i5 2xxx.
if it does have HT then it does make for an interesting option as there are still quite a few games that won't push more than 2 cores and thus sheer clock speed would be better (of which I'd wager an unlocked i3 with its fewer transistors would have a higher % of hitting 5+GHz within reasonable temps/volts than an i5 or i7), and HT would still be there pick up any slack
Although I ultimately agree with some of the sentiment others have already expressed, in that it would make more sense for intel to release an i3 with the faster IGP than to release an unlocked chip
Originally Posted by wtRiViaL
I hope that this is legit, but this is kind of suspicious. No hyper-threading like the i3-2120 and it should have the HD 3000 graphics like the rest of the K processors (not like it matters that much but it's just a pattern). If it is real though, I think it should also overclock past 4GHz and would be a great budget gaming CPU
Except the i3 2120 already costs $150, which would make this rather terrible for a budget gaming rig considering that's already infringing on i5 price territory where 4 real cores can make enough of a difference in just about any modern game if we go with something like an i5 2400.